Each school board has an obligation to provide a safe physical and emotional learning environment for its students. This obligation underpins the need for a school cybersafety program.
Creating a cybersafe learning environment is a relatively straightforward process that can be managed by the school’s cybersafety team.
The principal has a central role to play. The interest that a principal takes in cybersafety will help to ensure a cybersafe learning environment is established and maintained. This does not mean that the principal has to personally take on the extra responsibilities involved. Instead, they could delegate the task of setting up the cybersafety team to a member of the school’s senior management team. This person would take on the role of cybersafety manager.